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by arthuro
17 Jun 2016 13:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

12 more rafales are requested by Egypt. Negotiations are underway:

http://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-fin ... 79182.html
by arthuro
01 Jun 2016 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

French and Indian Midef to meet at Singapore this week-end (june 3rd) to discuss last aspects of the contract.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 508596.cms
by arthuro
30 Apr 2016 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Another myth debunked : AASM price. With the new plurlannual order from France and Egypt, price will drop significantly and will be close to a GBU-49 gravity bomb from the US. Ces commandes pluriannuelles permettraient d'augmenter la cadence de production d'une nouvelle version du AASM. Surtout, ell...
by arthuro
26 Apr 2016 13:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I've just seen that DCNS just won the competition for Australian submarines...40 billions...It really dwarfs even the previous MMRCA deal :-)
by arthuro
25 Apr 2016 19:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

We will be well positioned to provide additional 90 aircraft, if New Delhi confirms its need for 126 combat aircraft, Dassault CEO Eric Trappier said. In an interview with French news daily, Challenges, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said Monday that, “Significant progress in the Rafale deal w...
by arthuro
25 Apr 2016 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

PARIS (Reuters) – Dassault Aviation <AVMD.PA> hopes to seal “one or two” contracts to sell its Rafale planes this year and this would include a much-heralded deal to sell 36 Rafale fighter jets to India, its chief executive said an interview. “One can hope for on one or two contracts this year, inc...
by arthuro
24 Apr 2016 14:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Hello shiv, I read some times ago that it can work both with civilian (like imarsat) and military network. For the military network it works with French Syracuse military COM satellite. I think I've read that rafale customers get some bandwidth from Syracuse...And I guess it should be able to connec...
by arthuro
24 Apr 2016 11:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Karan M, Austin, The rafale is already fitted with a Satcom capability. The Satcom antenna is located behind the cockpit (the small fin): http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yrnjSferrNE/VUJ6OOlQdSI/AAAAAAAADlY/wUhtb4XzPdA/s1600/tir-guide-d-un-missile-meteor-a-partir-du-rafale.jpg http://www.journal-aviation.c...
by arthuro
20 Apr 2016 16:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

srai wrote:^^^

Medium category will have 4 types (Mirage-2000, MiG-29, Jaguar and Rafale) in itself.


I guess Mirage 2000, Mig 29 and Jaguars will be replaced by rafales gradually to make up for the medium category (or another type but with a rafale deal that would seem odd).
by arthuro
20 Apr 2016 16:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

One should be realistic. Under the same contract perimeter: 50% offsets, facilities for two air force base, weapons, intial training, full set of spares, development of new capabilities...Any other new wetern type fighter jet would be very expensive...x% less, x% more...But it would not make a huge ...
by arthuro
19 Apr 2016 19:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/most-hitches-in-rafale-deal-addressed-mos-defence-rao-inderjit-singh/articleshow/51891379.cms Most hitches in Rafale deal addressed: MoS Defence Rao Inderjit Singh NEW DELHI: Most of the hitches in the multi- billion Euro deal for 36 Rafale fighter pl...
by arthuro
16 Apr 2016 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

RAFALE "France Demanded 9 Billion Euros- While India Was Expecting Price To Be Brought Down To 7-8 Billion Euros" "France Came Back With Revised Price Quote- Including Maintenance Training And Support And Offsets" "France Considered Lower Price Than Quoted To Egypt & Qat...
by arthuro
12 Apr 2016 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Here I am :D There is two way to look at it : 1) it can be a moment to pressurize Dassault to extract the best deal possible. In this context, reading such reports is not surprising...just like playing the US option. But that does not mean it will not be signed in the end. That would not be the firs...
by arthuro
29 Mar 2016 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Rafale price negotiations between India and France resume today “We don’t expect the negotiations to continue for a year. It is not a never-ending process but there is no deadline. We have to get the best deal. Everything else has been agreed upon by both sides, we are in the final stretch of finan...
by arthuro
30 Jan 2016 00:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Radio interview of Dassault's CEO on the rafale for India after Holland's visit: http://www.europe1.fr/economie/rafales-dassault-nous-esperons-finaliser-le-contrat-fin-fevrier-2658355 1) Price negotiation has just begun a few days ago after other elements have been settled. 2) He and its Indian cou...
by arthuro
25 Jan 2016 15:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Hollande called the Rafale deal a "decisive" step, and added that the financial issues that will be sorted out in couple of days. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-signs-accord-to-buy-36-Rafale-jets-from-France-financial-details-yet-to-be-worked-out/articleshow/50716924.cms
by arthuro
27 Nov 2015 15:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

A French source also points that a rafale assembly line in India could be part of the offset deal. If this is actually part of the deal, then additional orders would be likely for India. >Scrap MMRCA to get rid of HAL (and avoid complaints from competitors due to non compliance with RFP) and come wi...
by arthuro
27 Nov 2015 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Rafale Deal to Be Signed on Eve of Hollande’s India Visit; 36 French Fighters Will Arrive Over 7 Years (Source: Indian Express; published November 26, 2015) By Sushant Singh NEW DELHI --- India and France are set to sign the deal for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft on the eve of French President Françoi...
by arthuro
26 Nov 2015 12:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

There is the initial investment on facilities, spare parts, trainings, weapons...To amortize this initial investment on such a small number of airframe will of course rise the unit costs sharply. And I am not even counting the 50% offsets which has to have an impact on cost. But once this initial in...
by arthuro
13 Nov 2015 19:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
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Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

India To Boost LCA Order; AF Questions Its Capabilities NEW DELHI — The Indian government will increase orders for its homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), called Tejas, from 20 to 120, but Air Force officials question the plane's capabilities, and the scheduled arrival of a more advanced model r...
by arthuro
13 Nov 2015 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I'm fervently praying it happens. That'll push India to fourth place in the delivery schedule and hopefully provide the MoD with the final incentive to conclusively kill the deal. And with a 100+ orders on the books, France will probably be more willing to let this one slide without a racket. Me ho...
by arthuro
13 Nov 2015 01:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

According to UAE's air force commander general Ibrahim Nasser al Alaoui, its government is in the very final stage of negotiation with Dassault to acquire not less than 60 rafales. http://fr.reuters.com/article/frEuroRpt/idFRL8N1362WH20151111 DUBAI, 11 novembre (Reuters) - Les négociations au sujet ...
by arthuro
01 Oct 2015 02:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Now the French have a problem with their partner in the private sector too! After all that complaining about sclerotic inefficient HAL. :-o Ze evil French again...Must be a conspiracy. The negotiator psychopaths from Dassault and the generous Indian MoD. Nice pitch to fuel any kind of rumors. I hon...
by arthuro
15 Sep 2015 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

French Mindef on the rafale deal:

"Not a single worry on the rafale deal, it is (currently) only about procedural things"

http://bourse.lesechos.fr/infos-conseil ... 79512.php#
by arthuro
01 Sep 2015 23:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Meanwhile, French Mindef officialy submitted an offer for 18 rafales to Malaysia with attractive loan conditions and this offer is currently being investigated by Malaysia. http://www.europe1.fr/economie/le-drian-a-fait-une-offre-de-vente-de-rafales-a-la-malaisie-2508261 http://www.lepoint.fr/monde/...
by arthuro
28 Aug 2015 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

France and India aren't allies, let alone first-tier allies (nor for that matter are India and US/Russia). It wouldn't be trying to sell weapons to China if it were. An offer of source codes is an empty gesture in the absence of a ToT agreement. That's why France is charging India a pretty penny to...
by arthuro
28 Aug 2015 16:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I am pretty sure IAF will get rafale's source codes (let's see) and for a first tier ally of France it shouldn't pose any issue as this was part of the package proposed to Brazil, Switzerland and now Canada. For the F35 just forget it, don't even ask. And sorry for the reality check : India won't bu...
by arthuro
28 Aug 2015 13:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Hopefuly I did not saw this last line :) As for F35, just doing my cpatain obvious : it is not coming in Indian Armed forces. Listen, France which has a well known idenpendent stance also operates sensitive US hardware like AWACS, Hawkeyes, Reapers, Hercules, weapons, NATO Link 16 and a full string ...
by arthuro
28 Aug 2015 12:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

But the IAF could opt for SU30 Mki or accelerate LCA instead when MMRCA was canceled. Or it could simply lease aircrafts as an interim solution or going with another type like the SH if is it just about off the shelf buying. There was plenty of alternative solutions quickly available and at a cheape...
by arthuro
28 Aug 2015 11:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Ajay Shukla reports: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/moscow-confused-as-iaf-puts-fifth-generation-fighter-on-back-burner-to-buy-rafale-115082800035_1.html Business Standard also learns the IAF has vetoed a Russian offer to co-develop a fifth-generation engine for the FGFA. ...
by arthuro
28 Aug 2015 02:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

So why is the IAF isn't purchasing your beloved F35, aditional MKI or even LCA ? I can understand your embarassment with a possible rafale deal since it doesn't fit in any of your theory on fighter jets. Unless IAF is totally incompetent in its technical evaluation, your theories are just plain wron...
by arthuro
27 Aug 2015 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Views: 202991

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

The future has arrived ..how long will the Rafale be relevant ? http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/neuron-partners-show-off-future-fighter-know-how-382100/ The French air force deems the most efficient combination is UCAV like the Neuron with unbeatable stealth compared to manned fighters (e...
by arthuro
27 Aug 2015 16:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Another possibility often downplayed: The IAF wants the rafale because it has already tested it extensively during trial evaluations and confronted it during exrecices (Garuda). Based on the knowledge of the aircraft and its actual capabilties, IAF thinks it is a "very good to have" in its...
by arthuro
26 Aug 2015 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I am not sure to understand the price issue some wants to raise. 200 M$ per aircraft with facilities, spare parts, training is in line with market. Look, the Brazilian bought the smaller gripen at 150M$ a copy...So 200 million seems realistic for the rafale. That's just the price of inducting a mode...
by arthuro
24 Aug 2015 20:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

but the scope of initial MMRCA contract (to duplicate the entire indusrty & supply chain) was way too costly anyway. too ambitious...Great for Indian industry but not so great for Indian MoD. The problematic would have been the same with any aircraft chosen under the MMRCA contract conditions. N...
by arthuro
14 Aug 2015 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
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Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

IAF Downplays Sukhoi-30MKI Vs. RAF Eurofighter Competition in Indo-UK Air Exercises The Indian Air Force (IAF) has down-played claims of 'victory' over the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the recent Indo-UK air exercise held in Lincolnshire, UK even as RAF. “There are no classic wins and losses as no weap...
by arthuro
10 Aug 2015 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

And that's also why MMRCA was canceled to take a gov to gov route. Bureaucrats and technicians lead tender was becoming a white elephant. Politivs had to come back in the game. Lacks of politics was indeed an issue.
by arthuro
10 Aug 2015 19:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
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Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I am sorry but these are external analysis, nothing official.

Officialy, MMRCA was free of politics, the IAF being fully responsible for the technical evaluation.

For the second stage, price was the only driver provided other conditions were met.

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